Revolution Motorsports dominates Trans-Am Miami. Stu Hayner continues his Denver dominance but falls 1 mile short. Miami - October 7, 2002 - Stu Hayner, driving the Trenton Forging ...
Revolution Motorsports dominates Trans-Am Miami.
Stu Hayner continues his Denver dominance but falls 1 mile short.
Miami - October 7, 2002 - Stu Hayner, driving the Trenton Forging #02 Corvette, did everything right in Sunday's Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup race in Miami. He led most of the day, he turned the fastest lap and he took the white flag. However, a bolt in the right front lower control arm decided to fail just one mile short of the checkered flag.
"Of course it's disappointing," said Hayner after the race. "But at times like this you don't think of your own disappointment. You think of your crew, your team owner, your sponsor and all the great people that support you. They work so hard. I mean for them, it's seven days a week. The driver shows up, straps himself in and aims. The crew live, eat and sleep this racecar. They're the one's I feel bad for."
"But you know, Hayner continued, there is something different today. We were so dominant. We were so fast. The car handled perfectly. Sure... we came up one lap short... but everyone knows...everyone here is well aware of what we did today. What we say is true.... Revolution Motorsports is `not be denied.' We'll take this, we'll go to Atlanta, and we'll dominate there too. Everyone in this paddock knows that. We are a force to be reckoned with. Our turn has come."
Hayner's fast lap was 1:11.597 on lap 43. Race winner Boris Said's fastest lap was 1:12.212 also on lap 43. That fact is, there wasn't another car on the track even close to Hayner's time. Hayner led laps 26-48 and 61-72.
Team owner, Don Sak, also expressed disappointment but tempered it with pride.
"People wonder how you take a hit like this and still have the drive to go on," Don wondered out loud. "When you look at the people around you, you realize how proud you are to be associated with them. It's a compliment to us and to Stu that these guys are willing to put everything they have into this program. We won't let them down.... we will win."
"We should add how pleased we are with the performance of our new engine program," Sak continued. "Joe Huffaker was a great support to us and the Huffaker Engineering motors were everything we had hoped for. You can bet we'll be in Atlanta.... we're not done!"
Sak's #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette retired from the race early with a failed transmission.
Revolution Motorsports heads to Road Atlanta next to compete in Round 11 of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. The race will be held on Friday, October 11 to accommodate the running of the ALMS Petit LeMans.
In association with Trenton Forging, Revolution Motorsports competes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. All events are nationally televised on CBS and SPEED channel (formerly Speedvision). The Trans-Am Series is the oldest form of American sports car racing. You can find out more at www.trans-amseries.com.
For complete driver biographies and information on Revolution Motorsports, please visit www.GoRevolution.com and www.bobbysak.com.